This is the Brady Bunch kitchen that I started with! I am posting this because I think it is interesting for people to see the potential that I see when I walk into a space.
This is another view, and as you can see, it’s not much better. We had a little cook top malfunction which prompted the remodel. When all the appliances started to fail I decided I wanted the replacements to feel good about their new home.
This is the finished view. In order for the kitchen to work with two islands, I recessed the main appliances into the dining room wall. This gave me the space I needed to make the design work. It was a challenging space to plan because it was a “tweener” size. It was not really large enough for two islands, but it was too big for one island. And then I had a epiphany, to move the refrigerators partially into the dining room and it all fell into place.
The dual island concept is great for entertaining in a kitchen. You can create dual working zones. And if those dual working zones are placed correctly and do not over lap, it makes for a great “Cooking Kitchen”.